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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Got a bit more done.

The replacement battery came in the post today so I got it fitted. I had to flip the clamp 180 degrees but it worked.
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I've got No. 1 cylinder at in the right place for the firing stroke. I took the camshaft cover off to make sure that both valves were closed (the cam lobes are both NOT pointing down). While the camshaft cover was off, I decided to clean and paint it.
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I'm going to laqueur it. The paint I used needs 24 hours to harden so I'll do it tomorrow.

Some of you had problems viewing the photos (I did it though Google) so I've gone back to good 'ol Flickr.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:26 pm 
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I gave the camshaft cover a few coats of lacqeur.
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I'll leave it to dry off overnight before I refit it.

I've also put the charger on the new battery to keep it topped up.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Volkswagen Polo Twist (PK54 JYG - a new project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Now that the lacquer has dried I fitted the camshaft cover to the engine.
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It is looking better than before.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Volkswagen Polo Twist (PK54 JYG - a new project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 am 
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Much better! How's progress on getting it started going?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:39 am 
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Just a fully charged battery, and the engine in the right place for the firing stroke on No. 1 cylinder. The next thing to do will be to pull the dizzy to check the points gap (easier with the dizzy out) and refit it in the correct position.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Volkswagen Polo Twist (PK54 JYG - a new project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:53 pm 
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I put a multimeter across the battery terminals and it was reading 12.26 volts. The only possible power drain is the clock so I've disconnected the negative lead to prevent any further drain. The dizzy is 90 degrees out. The rotor arm is pointing towards the WRONG inlet manifold bolt. It should be pointing towards the rearmost bolt according to the factory workshop manual.

I've now got use of the garage again so I can work in relative comfort now that summer is behind us.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Volkswagen Polo Twist (PK54 JYG - a new project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:30 am 
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Yeah, a dizzy 90 deg out would put a dampener on it starting?! Move the plug leads round 1 place and give it a try? (As a short term solution)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:01 pm 
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Is isn't exactly 90 degrees out so I'll just take the dizzy out and get is set up properly.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Volkswagen Polo Twist (PK54 JYG - a new project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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If there was a price to give for who used the terms "battery" "charge" "volts" and "dizzy" most in one topic you would win it.

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Is isn't exactly 90 degrees out so I'll just take the dizzy out and get is set up properly.
It is probably near enough one of 60 or 120 degrees out, as the drive is hexagonal. Or it is 90 or 180 degrees out if the leads are connected incorrectly.

Or it is both. Or it is just too far out to get the engine to fire.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:50 pm 
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I've been out to it and it is in EXACTLY the right place (d'oh!). I've managed to set the static timing as per the Haynes method with a test light. I've got the battery on charge and once that is done I'll be ready to attempt a start up.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
2004 Volkswagen Polo Twist (PK54 JYG - a new project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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I've got the battery on charge
Phew, I was getting worried that it hadn't been charged recently. I can sleep easy tonight.

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Is isn't exactly 90 degrees out so I'll just take the dizzy out and get is set up properly.
It is probably near enough one of 60 or 120 degrees out, as the drive is hexagonal. Or it is 90 or 180 degrees out if the leads are connected incorrectly.

Or it is both. Or it is just too far out to get the engine to fire.
The drive is the gear on the jackshaft. The hex is just driving the oilpump. The oilpump is not driving the dizzy.

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Spot on, I forgot the drive is a gear directly on the distributor shaft. How many teeth on the drive though? if there are 6, I am still correct :lol:

Can't wait for the battery to charge. And some fresh fuel in the float chambers.

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